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Windows 7: how to access to mapped drive from second pc

17 Jul 2014   #1

XP 32bit
how to access to mapped drive from second pc


The situation is following:
I have 2 PCs(computer01 and computer02) where I am an Administrator.
On computer01, IT team with their credentials mapped drive to some share folder, like (Drive Z: is pointing to \\someserver\sharedrive).
Is it possible somehow from computer02 to browse drive Z on computer01? Something like go to \\computer01\z$ (I tried, it doesn't work)
Is there any tools or other option?

Any suggestion will be appreciated
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18 Jul 2014   #2
Sergeant Steve

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The best way for you to see the same share is by accessing it from Computer02, go to \\someserver\sharedrive on computer02 and enter credentials that let you connect (if IT set up the share on computer01 you may need them to set up the same on computer02). Once you get access to \\someserver you should be able to see the list of shares available to you, right click on the "sharedrive" share and left click "Map Network Drive", you will then be prompted to assign a Drive Letter to it.

The share is not on computer01 which is why it won't work when you tried \\computer01\z$.
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18 Jul 2014   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

I agree with Sergeant Steve. I don't believe there is any other way. Of course you may not have permissions to access the share in question. Microsoft could have implemented what you want but doing so in a secure manner would be very difficult. And there is already a supported method of accessing the share.
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13 Aug 2014   #4

XP 32bit

Sergeant Steve, IT Team is doing temporary share while they are connecting to my computer01 to resolve issue. They are not aware about computer2. I would like to use computer02 since they wouldn't see my desktop, like they can see my desktop of computer01.
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